obit: Suella Tipp Janszen - mom Kveton
Suella Tipp Janszen was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Bernardo, Texas, the daughter of Max and Alice Kveton Tipp. She grew up in Sealy and attended Cleveland Community School until the second grade. She had to ride bareback on a horse with her brother, Dick. He often would make the horse buck her off and she would fall in the mud. She then attended third grade in Sealy and graduated from Sealy High School in 1950. After graduation she moved to Houston, where she was employed by Singer Sewing Machine Company.
A Presbyterian by faith, Suella was united in marriage to Charles Janszen on April 1, 1960 in Houston. Suella and Charles lived in Houston before moving to Sealy in 1970. Suella and Charles made their home in Sealy where they owned and operated J&W Crosstie Restaurant from 1983 until she retired in 2006. Suella enjoyed polka dancing in the Austin County area and was an avid Astros and Dallas Cowboys fan. She also enjoyed visiting with her family and friends.
Suella passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in Houston, at the age of 77.
She is survived by her children Lee Janszen of New Ulm, Mark Janszen and his wife Lisa of Sealy and Kim Williamson and her husband David of Spring; grandchildren Matthew Williamson and his girlfriend Larissa Ness of Austin, Melissa Williamson Fox and her husband Jeff of Humble, Sarah Janszen of Sealy, Quincey Janszen of New Ulm and Jason and Scott Janszen of Sealy.
She is also survived by her brother Dick Tipp and his wife Carolyn of Sealy; neice Donna Lynn Tipp Wilke and her husband Jason of New Ulm; nephew Randall Tipp and his wife Marsha of Sealy; and three great nieces and one great nephew.
Suella was preceded in death by her parents Max and Alice Tipp, husband Charles Janszen and brother Harvey Tipp.
Visitation was held on July 29 at Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville. A funeral service was held on July 30 at First Presbyterian Church in Sealy with Rev. Becky Downs officiating.
Interment followed in the Sealy Cemetery.
Friends who wish to make memorial gifts can do so to First Presbyterian Church, Suella Janszen Memorial Fund.
Pallbearers were Bubba Duke, Destry Brobston, Darrell Sullivan, Alan Uhlig, Travis Abel and Billy Schavrda. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Strauss and Lupe Flores. Please visit www.schmidtfunerals.com to view the video and to sign the guestbook in memory of Suella.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville